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Port-de-Piles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Port-de-Piles in Vienne

Photo is of Crissay-sur-Manse at 18 km from Port-de-Piles

Visit Port-de-Piles: highlights and tourist information

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Port-de-Piles is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Crissay-sur-Manse at 18 km and Tavant at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Port-de-Piles, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Port-de-Piles in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se...

See Tavant guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th...

See Chatellerault guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 29 km (direction south-east)

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the...

See La Roche-Posay guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region, it...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting...

See Loches guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval...

See Chinon guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it...

See Chateau de Villandry guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best...

See Langeais guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vienne

Map of places to visit near Port-de-Piles


Markets in and near Port-de-Piles

  • Descartes: market Sunday (8km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (12km)
  • Ligueil: market Monday (17km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (18km)
  • Manthelan: market Thursday (21km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (21km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Branchs: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (28km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)

More information about Port-de-Piles, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Port-de-Piles, France

What to do at Port-de-Piles? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Port-de-Piles.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (39km)
  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (49km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (44km)

Geography and distances

Port-de-Piles is in the west of France at 51 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Port-de-Piles is 244 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Port-de-Piles

Canton: Dangé-Saint-Romain

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86220

Distance to Port-de-Piles

from Poitiers (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 244 km

from Calais: 448 km

from Nice: 637 km

from Bordeaux: 258 km

from Strasbourg: 562 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Port-de-Piles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Buxeuil, Drache, La Celle-Saint-Avant, Les Ormes, Maille, Marce-sur-Esves, Marcilly-sur-Vienne, Nouatre, Ports and Pussigny.

This page in French: Visiter Port-de-Piles

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